Oh the planning....
Trip Start Jun 11, 2013
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I have been packing lots lately and going on my final shopping trips to get everything that I need. I'm really not bringing very many clothes, hoping to buy some when I am across the pond. I am bringing a huge backpacking backpack with me. I will be checking it at the airports. It looks really big but it'll hold all my swim stuff, my shoes, my toiletries, and pretty much my life for the next 2 months. I am trying to bring darker colored clothes since it will cover sweat better and it is more European. However, I wear a lot of bright clothing, so a pink shirt my sneak its way into my luggage. I even have a hostel sheet which is just a twin sized sheet that I will bring to cover the beds of any of the so-so hostels; you never know when the last time these sheets were used.
It is definitely a learning experience just preparing. For instance, I tried to over-prepare and I bought a train ticket. I returned it when I found out that the ticket was going to the wrong station and it would be MUCH cheaper to get it at the train station (or so says a bunch of reviews).
Please let me know of any other questions you have about my pre-traveling things.
Also, I know a lot of you are worried about my safety. I will have a phone with me that I will try to use only when needed. It is somewhat expensive to be calling or texting daily, but I will use it when I think it is necessary. For the most part I think I can receive calls and texts but it costs me money to send them. As for knowing if I am safe on a day-to-day level, I will try to get access everyday to my blog but as this wont always happen, I will be texting my mom each day I don't have access to a computer. Either she or I will say that I am safe on my entry called "Life is good" and she or I will be posting a comment daily or every 48 hours. Just keep in mind there is a big time difference so some patience is needed. Also, if anyone knows me, I am a very sparatic responder/communicator. Sometimes I just want my space, sometimes I don't stop talking, either way, i will try my best.